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Author Casner, Alexis ♦ Delville, Jean-Pierre
Sponsorship (US)
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher The American Physical Society
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS ♦ LASERS ♦ MIXTURES ♦ PHOTONS ♦ RADIATION PRESSURE ♦ TUNING
Abstract Because of the small momentum of photons, very intense fields are generally required to bend a liquid interface with the optical radiation pressure. We explore this issue in a near-critical phase-separated liquid mixture to vary continuously the meniscus softness by tuning the temperature. Low power continuous laser waves become sufficient to induce huge stationary bulges. Using the beam size to build an ''optical'' Bond number, Bo , we investigate the crossover from low to large Bo . The whole set of data collapses onto a single master curve which illustrates the universality of the phenomenon.
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-07-30
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 87
Issue Number 5


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